Ethics Theories Table and Brief Definitions

Ethics Theories Table and Brief Definitions

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Directions: Fill in the brief definitions and sub-theories of each ethical theory, and match the real-world examples listed below the table to the corresponding theories. Finally, come up with your own workplace example that fits each theory.
|Ethical Theory |Brief Definition |Sub-theories |Real-world Example |Workplace Example |
| |Stick to own responsibility |A bird is suppose to |C |When I receive a |
|Duty-based Ethics |and task when evaluating |protect their eggs from | |requisition I need to |
| |ethical dilemma |predators | |investigate before making|
|(Deontological) | | | |a purchase |
| |Happiness of the greatest |We are in a cabin during |A |Making sure I select the |
|Goal-based Ethics |number of people in society |winter and I make a fire | |best price for the item |
| |is considered the greatest |to keep the cabin | |purchased for the |
|(Utilitarianism) |good | | |departments |
| |Upholding a individual’s |America people have the |B |I will not pay a bill |
|Rights-based Ethics |human and legal rights |right to choose their | |until I receive and |
| | |religion because this | |review the invoice |
|(Disambiguation) | |right is upheld in the |...

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